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American Association of Cosmetology Schools
The Jefferson Bldg
901 N. Washington St #206
Alexandria VA 22314
703-683-1700, 800-831-1086
Fax 703-683-2376
Pres: Ronald E. Smith
The purpose of the association is to keep the members abreast of the changes in the federal and state laws and the regulations, provide the membership with educational services, to promote the welfare of cosmetology education in the United States, to establish a unity of spirit and understanding among institutions and their instructional staff in pursuing the goals and resolving the problems related to post-secondary cosmetology education

American Beauty Association
401 N. Michigan Ave
Chicago, Il. 60611
3312-245-1595, 800868-4265
Fax 312-245-180
Acct Coord: Callie Lushina
The mission of the American Beauty Association is to expand, serve and protect the interest of the professional beauty industry.

Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals
28677 Buffalo Park Rd
Evergreen CO. 80439-7347
303-674-8478, 800-458-2267
Fax 303-674-0859
E-mail expectmore@abmp.com
Exec Dir: Katie Armitage
Associated Bodyworks & Massage Professional (ABMP)
is dedicated to promoting the ethical practices and legitimate standards of training, protecting the rights of practitioners, and educating the public as to the benefits of massage, bodywork and somatic therapies. ABMP has recently expanded their membership to include estheticians. Member benefits include professional liability insurance, an international client and employment referral service, Massage and Bodywork Magazine, regulatory interaction, The Successful Business Handbook, AMBP's Yellow Pages, The Touch Training Directory, and many discounted group benefits including; health insurance, rental cars, lodging and much more. Several levels of membership and dues apply up to $229 annually.

American Hair Loss Council
401 N. Michigan Ave 
Chicago Il. 60611
fax 312-245-1080
Exec Dir: Paul Dykstra
The AHLC is a non-profit organization designed to provide the public with non-biased information on treatment and options for men, women and children experiencing hair loss. For its membership, AHLC has developed into a communication and information forum through which professionals can exchange their expertise in different areas of hair loss specialization. Currently, AHLC's membership is represented in five continents and is continuously expanding members to include cosmetologists, barbers, corporate suppliers, dermatologists, physicians and surgeons and other specialist working with hair loss diagnosis, treatment and research.

Beauty & Barber Supply 
Institute Inc

11811 N. Tatum Blvd#1085
Phoenix, AZ 85028-1625
602-404-1800,800-468-BBSI (2274)
Fax 602-404-8900
E-mail denise@bbsi.org
Dir Comms: Denise M. Rucci
The Beauty & Barber Supply Institute Inc (BBSI) is the international association of the professional salon industry comprised of distributors, manufactures and manufactures' representatives. BBSI strives to maximize the potential of the professional salon industry via alliances with all beauty-related associations; distribution of industry information to the salon community, media and public, education of beauty-related professional and government representation on key issues impacting the viability of the professional salon industry.

Cosmetology Advancement Foundation
208 E. 51 St
New York NY 10022
Exec Dir; Karen Curtin
The Cosmetology Advancement Foundation Mission is to develop a unified approach to issues and trends affecting the salon industry, and to seek opportunities for contributing to the industry's image, growth and development. To achieve its mission CAF subscribes to the values of dedication to education, continuous communications, commitment to teamwork, trust and professionalism among all industry associations, organizations and their members.

California Cosmetology Association
526 Mission St Ste A
South Pasadena CA 91030
Fax 626-441-1672
Lawrence Adversalo
Non-profit educational, legislation association.

Chicago Cosmetologist Association
401 N. Michigan Ave
Chicago Il 60611
Fax 312-245-1080
E-mail Paul_Dykstra@SBA.com
Exec. Dir: Paul Dykstra
The Chicago Cosmetology Association Inc (CCA) produces the Midwest Beauty Show. The show is approaching its 75th year and is known for its education and professionalism. CCA provides educational programs to its members and non-members in areas of hair, skin, body, cosmetics and nails. Salon owners benefit from the Midwest Salon Owners Conference and many other salon owner benefits.

Club Spa USA
The Day Spa Association
P O Box 5232
West New York NJ 07093
Fax 201-865-3961
email: clubspa@clubspausa.com

Pres/Exec Dir: Hannelore R. Leavy
To promote member's business through the distribution of Membership Directory to consumers al over the country. To unify, enrich and support the spa industry and its professional through information exchange, networking, and educational events. To increase consumer awareness of and demand for spa services and products. To protect the consumer by continuously elevating the standards of professionalism and quality in the day spa industry.

Florida Cosmetology Association
1311 N. Westshore Blvd Ste 114
Tampa Fl 33607
Fax 813-286-9601
Jan Martin

Hairdressers for a
Beautiful World

5360 Eastgate Mall Ste A
San Diego CA 92121
619-450-4744, 800-266-1901
Fax 619-450-4740
Mgr; Scott Suckow

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Hair International
Hair International is a professional association devoted to the promotion and advancement of barber-stylists and cosmetologists through local chapters located in most of the principal cities of the United States and affiliated state associations.

Hair International was started in Chicago, Illinois in 1924 so that hair professionals could unite. Hair International strives to promote ethical standards and to strengthen relationships with the public and government on all levels.

Hair International knows there is strength in numbers. Our membership includes owners, managers, and employees of any hair-related business. Hair International's goal is to associate nationally to establish common interests and to promote the welfare of the hair care industry through a combines effort among its members.

Hair International
124-B East Main St.
Palmyra, PA 17078
717-838-0795  fax 717-838-0796


John Payne, President
Bernie Morris, First VP
Pat Carlson, Second VP
Patty Schwenk, Third VP
Ernie Hanson, Fourth VP www.hairinternational.com 

International Chain Salon

24804 35th Pl S
Seattle WA 98032
Fax 253-946-1896
Pres; S Michael Coe
Admin Dir; Ann M. Ginn
ICSA's membership is comprised of approximately 50 chain salon organizations through out North America and Europe. Combined, ICSA members own and operate more than 7000 salons, employing more than 45,000 people. ICSA was established to help chain salons grown in size and strength. ICSA is actively involved in a number of on going projects, including: the first ever chain salon financial and employee opportunities study of the cosmetology industry; and cooperative work with other industry groups on such issues as state licensing reciprocity, all industry skills standardization, and more. ICSA's members are actively working to enhance the image of cosmetology industry through their commitment to following the highest professional ethics in their growing business practices.


504 Robert E Lee Blvd
New Orleans LA 70124
Fax 504-282-5531
Pres: John Jay
Sec: Dee Ferina
Consists if 260 salon owners. It is a non-profit organization of elite salon owners. We share educational and business ideas with each other.

National Association of Barber Boards
77 S High St 16th Flr
Columbus OH 43266-0304
Founded 1935. Members: State Boards of Barber Examiners. Purposes are to promote the exchange of information among state barber boards and state agencies that examine, license and regulate the barber industry; improve standards and procedures for examining barbers and regulating the barber industry; further development of curriculum for educating barbers; devise procedures for ensuring that consumers and informed and protected.

National Alliance of Salon Professionals
194 Talquin Hideaway Rd
Quincy FL 32351
850-875-9707, 888-385-3330
Pres: Beverly Kilmer
National Alliance of Salon Professionals in an organization that promotes education and career advancement. NASP helps protect our members interests and expand and develop their professional opportunities through a full time staff and 24 hour resources, a bi-monthly newsletter, professional networking, legislative representation, certification and educational programs.

National Cosmetology Association
401 N Michigan Ave
Chicago IL 60611
Fax 312-464-6118
E-mail nca-now@primary.net
URL http://www.nca-now.com
Diane S. White
The National Cosmetology Association (NCA) is a professional organization of more than 30,000 licensed cosmetologists and salon owners across America. It is the largest and most influential association of beauty professionals in the world. NCA was founded n 1921 by industry leaders concerned about the progress of the beauty profession. The result was the formation of an organization with goals aimed at the emancipation of artists and craftsmen into a profession that would be universally accepted and respected. Today, NCA is recognized as the official voice of the cosmetology profession in the US. NCA's interests and activities include every sector of the industry- hairstylists, estheticians, nail technicians, salon owners, school owners and cosmetology students.

New England Nail Technician

P.O. Box 474 Whitinsville, MA 01588       508-870-9550
Email info@nenta.com
Terri Taricco - Executive Director
NENTA is a group of nail technicians and industry professionals working in the nail care industry.
It is a support organization for nail technicians ....by nail technicians
Membership is free to New England resident nail technicians.
$25 for all others.  Check out our web site for more info

National-Interstate Council of State Boards of Cosmetology 
2244 Bronx Park E #4K
Bronx NY 10476
Fax 718-519-7679
E-mail nic-mhealy@msn.com
Asst Coord of Testing: Mary Healy NIC is a not-for-profit organization whose membership consists of state board members of all 50 states, the district of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico. NIC provides for an interchange of ideas, promotes professionalism encourages standardization of regulations and provides national examinations for licensure of cosmetology and related fields.

Nail Manufacturers Council
401 N Michigan Ave
Chicago IL 60611
Fax 312-245-1810
Exec: Dir: Paul Dykstra
A division of the American Beauty Association, representing the interest of Manufacturers and Manufacturers Reps. The members of NMC work together to improve the image and standards of the professional nail industry.

The Salon Association
11811 N Tatum Blvd Ste 1085
Phoenix AZ 85028-1618
602-996-0749, 800-211-4TSA
Fax 602-404-8900
E-mail Jill@bbsi.org
URL http://www.salons.org
Mgr Dir: Jill Kohler
Created by salon owners for salon owners, The Salon Association is dedicated to the success of independent owners nationwide. The Salon Association provides salon solutions, offers business education and creates member benefits and services that enhance a salon's business environment. As the mission statement reads, The Salon Association is owners sourcing and sharing business solutions.

World International Nail & Beauty Association
1221 N Lakeview Ave
Anaheim CA 92807
714-799-9892, 800-624-5777
Fax 714-779-9971
Owner/Pres: Jim George
We manufacture fingernail files for many major nail companies, over 2,000,000 files per month. We have over 200 customers. We are one of the largest nail file manufacturers.